The committee will include representatives of all the veterans groups in the county and create a plan for how to continue after the current veterans service officer, who works out of the American Legion office, retires in two years.
You’ve probably heard of the two partisan candidates, but did you know in all there are 28 people running for governor of Tennessee on the November 6 ballot?
Republican Bill Lee and Democrat Karl Dean got to address that question during their Kingsport debate last Tuesday before about 1,400 people at the Toy F. Reid Employee Center at Eastman.
I got a close parking spot, and didn’t have to fight much of a crowd. But I walked half a mile to step aboard SAM 26000, “Air Force One” to JFK, LBJ and several more U.S. presidents.
Most members of the public who spoke during a work session last week told county commissioners they don’t want the county to again partner with the Kingsport-based group.
KINGSPORT – Tennessee Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Phil Bredesen – amid a drop in one poll – on Thursday lamented the effect of so-called “dark money” political advocacy groups pummeling him with negative ads.
Tennessee Democratic gubernatorial nominee Karl Dean pushed back Wednesday against GOP criticism of his TV ad talking about multiple rural hospital closings in the state. Dean has used the issue of rural hospital closings to make his case for Medicaid expansion.
The debate, held at the Toy F. Reid Employee Center at Eastman, was sponsored by the Kingsport Times News and Johnson City Press. Presenting sponsors were Eastman and Ballad Health. The debate was televised by East Tennessee PBS.
KINGSPORT — Republican Bill Lee and Democrat Karl Dean were civil, but they aired their disagreements over Medicaid expansion and school vouchers in a historic second of three debates to become Tennessee’s next governor on Tuesday. The debate, held
The county commissions of Sullivan County and Washington County will meet jointly next week to talk about how to work together — and planners hope the effort will grow to include surrounding counties to “make things better for the whole region.”
Tonight’s gubernatorial debate between Republican Bill Lee and Democrat Karl Dean will be streamed on TimesNews.net. Click here to view the event from the the Eastman Employee Center. It is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.
The last debate I could find in Sullivan County was the famed “War of the Roses” gubernatorial campaign between brothers Robert Taylor and Alf Taylor in 1886. The book, “Bob and Alf Taylor: Their Lives and Lectures,” told of a debate they held near the end of their campaign in Blountville.
Dean and Lee will square off Tuesday in a debate sponsored by the presenting sponsors Eastman Chemical Co. and Ballad Health, as well as sponsorships by the Kingsport Times News and Johnson City Press.
They were having a “U.S. Mail: Not for Sale” rally supporting U.S. House Resolution 993 that was part of a national move orchestrated by the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), which is affiliated with the American Federation of Labor and and Congress of Industrial Organizations.
“We thought the interest in a debate between gubernatorial candidates Karl Dean and Bill Lee would be high. But the response to our announcement of the debate and the subsequent steady requests for tickets exceeded our expectations. That, we feel, is a testament to Northeast Tennessee’s importance in this election and in the overall political landscape of the entire state.” — Times News Publisher Rick Thomason